Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses

Poll: Biden leads in Iowa ahead of caucuses
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE (D) holds a narrow lead in Iowa just days ahead of the state's caucuses, according to a poll released Sunday.

A USA Today/Suffolk University survey of likely caucusgoers found Biden in the lead with 25 percent of respondents indicating that they will support him, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Prepare for buyers' remorse when Biden/Harris nationalize health care MORE (I-Vt.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg'Biff is president': Michael J. Fox says Trump has played on 'every worst instinct in mankind' Buttigieg: Denying Biden intelligence briefings is about protecting Trump's 'ego' Biden's win is not a policy mandate — he should govern accordingly MORE (D) trailed at 19 percent and 18 percent in the poll, respectively.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation Disney laying off 32,000 workers as coronavirus batters theme parks Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE (D-Mass.), who has also battled among the top tier in Iowa, sat at 13 percent in the poll, the same percentage of likely caucusgoers who told pollsters that they were currently undecided.


Another 45 percent remain uncommitted to their top choice, meaning that any of the top candidates could see significant gains or drops in their support levels before next week's caucuses.

No other candidates registered above 6 percent support in the poll, suggesting a clear divide between the top four candidates and the remainder of the Democratic field in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

USA Today/Suffolk University's poll surveyed 500 likely caucusgoers by landline and cell phones between Jan. 23-26. The margin of error is 4.4 percentage points.